Bell Bearing Hunter is a Field Boss in Elden Ring. He is a hunter of shopkeepers who only appears at night and features long-distance melee attacks. This is an optional boss as players don't need to defeat it to advance in Elden Ring.

See Elemer of the Briar for the Great Enemy version of this boss. Defeating Elemer doesn't stop Bell Bearing Hunter from appearing. Despite these boss's fearsome reputation, they cannot permanently kill merchants.

 

Elemer murdered numerous instructors and merchants, and was known as the Bell Bearing Hunter.

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Locations

 

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Negations (or Absorptions)

The negation numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if a negation is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% will be negated. Bigger number = less damage. A negation of 100 means no damage goes through, and a negation of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.


Bell Bearing Hunter

Warmaster's Shack

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 182,700
Bone Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 2,495

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Warmaster's Shack)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Warmaster's Shack
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss in its normal location, but if you draw it northeast to the guard post you can summon there

Bell Bearing Hunter Location

As with all Bell Bearing Hunters, this only appears if you approach Warmaster's Shack when it's already night time. If the merchant is absent, that indicates that the Bell Bearing Hunter will appear when you approach their usual location. If they're not, resting at the Site of Grace and approach again. You may need to buy at least one item from the merchant in order for the Bell Bearing Hunter to appear. [Map Link]

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 2,495 5,875 6,462 6,756 7,050 7,637 7,931 8,225
Defense 103 117 120 123 129 135 141 152
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 2,700 13,500 14,850 15,187 16,200 16,537 16,875 17,212

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 517 / 807 / 1264 564 / 854 / 1311 572 / 862 / 1319 580 / 870 / 1327 589 / 879 / 1336 597 / 887 / 1344 606 / 896 / 1353 614 / 904 / 1361
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 517 / 807 / 1264 564 / 854 / 1311 572 / 862 / 1319 580 / 870 / 1327 589 / 879 / 1336 597 / 887 / 1344 606 / 896 / 1353 614 / 904 / 1361
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 316 / 414 / 704 / 1161 344 / 442 / 732 / 1189 349 / 447 / 737 / 1194 354 / 452 / 742 / 1199 359 / 457 / 747 / 1204 364 / 462 / 752 / 1209 369 / 467 / 757 / 1214 374 / 472 / 762 / 1219
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Bell Bearing Hunter

Church of Vows

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 186,000
Meat Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 4,050

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Church of Vows)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Church of Vows
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Bell Bearing Hunter Location

As with all Bell Bearing Hunters, this only appears if you approach Church of Vows when it's already night time. If the merchant is absent, that indicates that the Bell Bearing Hunter will appear when you approach their usual location. If they're not, resting at the Site of Grace and approach again. You may need to buy at least one item from the merchant in order for the Bell Bearing Hunter to appear. [Map Link]

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 4,050 5,989 6,587 6,887 7,186 7,785 8,085 8,384
Defense 110 118 120 123 129 135 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 6,000 18,000 19,800 20,250 21,600 22,050 22,500 22,950

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 329 / 427 / 717 / 1174 355 / 453 / 743 / 1200 360 / 458 / 748 / 1205 365 / 463 / 753 / 1210 370 / 468 / 758 / 1215 376 / 474 / 764 / 1221 381 / 479 / 769 / 1226 386 / 484 / 774 / 1231
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 329 / 427 / 717 / 1174 355 / 453 / 743 / 1200 360 / 458 / 748 / 1205 365 / 463 / 753 / 1210 370 / 468 / 758 / 1215 376 / 474 / 764 / 1221 381 / 479 / 769 / 1226 386 / 484 / 774 / 1231
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 539 / 829 / 1286 582 / 872 / 1329 590 / 880 / 1337 599 / 889 / 1346 608 / 898 / 1355 616 / 906 / 1363 625 / 915 / 1372 634 / 924 / 1381
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 539 / 829 / 1286 582 / 872 / 1329 590 / 880 / 1337 599 / 889 / 1346 608 / 898 / 1355 616 / 906 / 1363 625 / 915 / 1372 634 / 924 / 1381
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 329 / 427 / 717 / 1174 355 / 453 / 743 / 1200 360 / 458 / 748 / 1205 365 / 463 / 753 / 1210 370 / 468 / 758 / 1215 376 / 474 / 764 / 1221 381 / 479 / 769 / 1226 386 / 484 / 774 / 1231
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Bell Bearing Hunter

Hermit Merchant's Shack

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1820,000
Medicine Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 6,216

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Hermit Merchant's Shack)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Hermit Merchant's Shack
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 6,216 7,788 8,566 8,956 9,345 10,124 10,513 10,903
Defense 114 118 121 124 130 136 141 153
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 20,000 60,000 66,000 67,500 72,000 73,500 75,000 76,500

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 337 / 435 / 725 / 1182 362 / 460 / 750 / 1207 367 / 465 / 755 / 1212 372 / 470 / 760 / 1217 378 / 476 / 766 / 1223 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 389 / 487 / 777 / 1234 394 / 492 / 782 / 1239
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 337 / 435 / 725 / 1182 362 / 460 / 750 / 1207 367 / 465 / 755 / 1212 372 / 470 / 760 / 1217 378 / 476 / 766 / 1223 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 389 / 487 / 777 / 1234 394 / 492 / 782 / 1239
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 552 / 842 / 1299 593 / 883 / 1340 601 / 891 / 1348 610 / 900 / 1357 619 / 909 / 1366 628 / 918 / 1375 637 / 927 / 1384 646 / 936 / 1393
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 552 / 842 / 1299 593 / 883 / 1340 601 / 891 / 1348 610 / 900 / 1357 619 / 909 / 1366 628 / 918 / 1375 637 / 927 / 1384 646 / 936 / 1393
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 337 / 435 / 725 / 1182 362 / 460 / 750 / 1207 367 / 465 / 755 / 1212 372 / 470 / 760 / 1217 378 / 476 / 766 / 1223 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 389 / 487 / 777 / 1234 394 / 492 / 782 / 1239
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

Bell Bearing Hunter

Isolated Merchant's Shack (Dragonbarrow)

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Drops runes currency elden ring wiki guide 1850,000
Gravity Stone Peddler's Bell Bearing
HP 10,619

Elden Ring Bell Bearing Hunter Boss (Isolated Merchant's Shack)

  • This is an optional boss
  • Closest Site of Grace: Isolated Merchant's Shack (Dragonbarrow)
  • Multiplayer is allowed for this boss
  • You cannot summon Spirit Ashes for this boss

Bell Bearing Hunter Combat information

Resistances

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of the given buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs. The values after the "/"s indicate the increased resistances after each successive proc.

  NG NG+ NG+2 NG+3 NG+4 NG+5 NG+6 NG+7
HP 10,619 10,629 11,691 12,223 12,754 13,817 14,349 14,880
Defense 121 120 123 126 132 138 144 156
runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18Runes 50,000 100,000 110,000 112,500 120,000 122,500 125,000 127,500

Resistances

poison status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxPoison 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 409 / 507 / 797 / 1254 415 / 513 / 803 / 1260 421 / 519 / 809 / 1266 427 / 525 / 815 / 1272 433 / 531 / 821 / 1278 439 / 537 / 827 / 1284 445 / 543 / 833 / 1290
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxScarlet Rot 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 409 / 507 / 797 / 1254 415 / 513 / 803 / 1260 421 / 519 / 809 / 1266 427 / 525 / 815 / 1272 433 / 531 / 821 / 1278 439 / 537 / 827 / 1284 445 / 543 / 833 / 1290
hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxHemorrhage 627 / 917 / 1374 670 / 960 / 1417 680 / 970 / 1427 690 / 980 / 1437 700 / 990 / 1447 710 / 1000 / 1457 720 / 1010 / 1467 730 / 1020 / 1477
frostbite status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxFrostbite 627 / 917 / 1374 670 / 960 / 1417 680 / 970 / 1427 690 / 980 / 1437 700 / 990 / 1447 710 / 1000 / 1457 720 / 1010 / 1467 730 / 1020 / 1477
sleep status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxSleep 383 / 481 / 771 / 1228 409 / 507 / 797 / 1254 415 / 513 / 803 / 1260 421 / 519 / 809 / 1266 427 / 525 / 815 / 1272 433 / 531 / 821 / 1278 439 / 537 / 827 / 1284 445 / 543 / 833 / 1290
madness status effect elden ring wiki guide 25pxMadness Immune

 

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    • Anonymous

      This guy can steal all the bell bearings he wants and gets away with it, but I steal ONE ball bearing and suddenly I'm "vandalizing government aircraft"

      • Anonymous

        Fun fact: In the OG version of Elden Ring this guy was supposed to be an Invader type enemy, that would appear in certain places, protecting items.

        Idk why they changed him to be a Night Boss tho

        • Anonymous

          this guy is so sick. i love everything about his design, feels like he came out of an old school tabletop rpg.

          • Anonymous

            Dual godskin peelers - seppuku offhand - bloodhound step mainhand / white mask / raptors black feathers / lord of bloods exultation / rotten winged sword insiginia / millicents prosthesis / claw talisman / thorny cracked tear-greenburst crystal tear physick. All dead in 3-4 jump attacks on NG+3. Roll mele attacks, bloodhound step his lightsaber attacks. The one in dragonbarrow was a *****, died more than once because i panicked and didnt jump attack right away.

            • Anonymous

              The parry strat appears workable, although some unfortunate things may still happen. At least there's that one talisman that heals on critical strike, and also it's easy enough to heal after a riposte

              • Anonymous

                I noticed many people here are having trouble with this guy. I recommend using a Cleanrot Knight sword at +12 and a Blue-Gold Kite Shield +15 since those two personally helped me beat him. He is vulnerable to Pierce Damage, so try out the various thrust Weapons available, Heavy Thrusting Swords are especially effective, even more so when paired with Lightning since Elemar is also vulnerable to Lightning.

                • Anonymous

                  Used sword of st. trina +5. As he spawns, opened with a heavy attack, 3 hits, dodged, hit, he sleeps, wailed on him a few more times, staggered, heavy attack and finished.

                  • Anonymous

                    Why the hell are these petty merchant killers so ridiculously overtuned? Sure they look like towering shadowy medieval/fantasy Sith Lords, but at the end of the day they are basically just edgy shopkeeper muggers yet for some reason they are some of the worst bosses in the whole game.

                    • Anonymous

                      I eventually learned to fight these bastards head on. Carian Retaliation and a strong kite shield is an absolute must. Parry, parry again, riposte, dodge the red attacks, and have a weapon strong enough to do more than 2% chip damage. I got so used to fighting them that I've started to enjoy the fights, looking forward to more in NG+.

                      • Anonymous

                        I can't believe I did it the normal way, I just rolled into his melee attacks, and considered his red attacks also be melee, the only time I was retreating was when he was using the shield bash at your feet, but if you can get asap close to him, he will resume to his melee sequence again, and just dodge the strikes, I used the Moonveil build, and instead of attacking normally, I'd just used one Transient Moon in beetwen his wind ups chain melee attacks, also, try to be patient when he's down for a critical strike, it's one of the most damaging attacks on him.

                        • Anonymous

                          input reading bastard. I toughed it out with a greashield + barricade AOW and the Epee, but anything that requires you to stand still for even a second unguarded is an uphill battle.

                          • Anonymous

                            Elden ring is my first fromsoft game and my first video game in general (not including browser games).

                            i beat the Warmaster shack one with dodging + lions claw but it was tough and pretty sweaty.

                            For the liurnia one I spammed Volcano pots + Dragonmaw with a little lightning spear and it was quite effective. i used Leaden & opaline tears, boiled crab, dragon crest shield talisman. Dodge rolled a lot

                            • Anonymous

                              I beat him by stacking damage negation, I used Dragoncrest Greatshield Talisman, Lionel's Armor(anything with high slash absorbtion works), Opaline Hardtear, Blackflame Protection(you can use Boiled Crab instead, it's only a 5% difference) and Leaden Hardtear for poise. You can also use Golden Vow, I just forgot.

                              • Anonymous

                                Night maiden's mist worked amazingly on the bell bearing hunter at the merchant shack in dragonbarrow. It eats his health away as he walks through it making me just let him slowly walk to me as I cast my mist.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I you want to fight him fair and square like me (no summon / no cheese strat), I found out that the block + counter / riposte strategy was the best for me.

                                  Since he always attacks with 3 or 4 hits, you have to dodge 1 or 2 and then block and counter the last. Rince and repeat until he eventually gets open for a critical.
                                  Stamina management is the key. There some items and talismans that increase stamina bar or regen which can really help against him.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Don't feel bad about cheesing this dude, if he doesn't play fair you sure as hell shouldn't be worried about not playing fair with him.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i love people's strategy in the comments is most of the time a cheese/exploit strat and then they say he's not that hard. no poison, no torrent, no flame of the red manes, actually try to fight this guy normally and youll find that this game has very noticeable skidmarks of ennemies

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Easy cheese strategy is to climb on the merchant hut roof on torrent and spam him with arrows or throwables, his attacks cannot reach there. He will lose track of you and return to spawn if he gets inside the hut, at which point you can craft more stuff to spam him with. Might take a bit but I finally managed to beat isolated and hermit merchant ones with this strategy.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          i really like fighting these guys but the absolute bastard can do a whole string of attacks and then start a new string before you can finish the heal animation. should not be like that. it i get hit and then dodge an entire string of attacks then you should have a second to heal before he starts up more attacks. youre just not allowed to heal, ever. i still like him though

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I tried for two days to kill this absolute ******* in caelid. I even fully upgraded nightrider glaive just for this fight. I tried forever, until I tried on torrent and then I killed him first try. Just circle around him and away from his lightsaber throws and get a jab in here and there. Also used exalted flesh. I run a pure strength build with bullgoat armor.

                                            I cannot understate the relief I felt when he finally moaned and died.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This damn jerk almost made me think that Crucible Knights weren't so bad afterall, this bastard just feels like he was designed to be a giant **** you to the player and was intended to be a cheap infuriating jackass. Obnoxious range, can kill you in a few hits even if you have high vigor and good protection, annoying delays specifically made to piss you off, ungodly high poise, tanky, resistant to most damage, an awful grab attack thats extremely delayed has a giant hitbox and bs range that likely almost one shots you if it catches you, don't forget the obnoxious gap-closers that can hit you even if you're 60 feet away from him, yeah this scumlord just represents almost all of my most hated things in Elden Ring stuck together to form one aggravating, downright cheap shitlord of a boss, i apologize for the rant, but i just hate this cheap bastard with a passion.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Meteoric ore blade is a godsend, just start doing charged R2s as they are spawning in and and they should be knocked down in 2-4 hits for some massive crit damage. Flame of the redmanes also works.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  For the Caelid version, use any of the multi-shot homing spells, preferably Stars of Ruin. Jump onto Torrent before you get close to where it causes him to spawn. Fire off a spell, and back off, doing laps around the merchant's hut. He'll never touch you. For all other versions - with the exception of his true form, Elmer - use Loretta's Greatbow or Mastery, or Cannon of Haima, if you're a spelluser. If you're melee, he's an utter chump - as with many things - to bloodloss. Any decently upgraded katanas or, of all things, Varre's Bouquet for the humiliation factor, will wreck him. Just whatever you do, do NOT try to stunlock him, it just won't work. Also, beware of his grab - his left hand will briefly glow red before he does it - the hitbox on it is completely broken as it can & will land even if you're in the middle of a roll. Also, his long range triple-sword swing attack tracks you, so if you're on much higher/lower ground, don't expect that to save you at all. Lastly, that same attack ignores walls and/or any obstacles between him & you. If he uses the attack it will hit you through anything.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    For some reason I find it difficult to dodge this big boy's grab attack. Either it's broken or I suck or could be both which all results in me getting grabbed.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      1- set in grace
                                                      2- pass time: until nightfall
                                                      2- leave grace.
                                                      3- set down again.
                                                      4- leave grace.
                                                      5- head toward the boss
                                                      6- die.
                                                      7- wait for loading
                                                      8- and repeat
                                                      ...These, these steps right here are the true boss.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        One of those bosses who i will not hesitate to cheese and use my cheapest tactics possible to just get rid of him asap, this ahole makes my blood boil, i absolutely hate his guts.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I killed them using arrows (regular + poison). Get far enough away and their AI becomes somewhat broken and they slowly retreat back toward base in a straight line. They are just not worth any more effort than this, considering how brutal they are and paltry the reward is.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Honestly they should have saved the flying sword stuff for a second phase, imagine fighting this guy who seems very normal at first and then suddenly starts doing the sword magic stuff at half-health. It would be a DRASTIC change to the flow of the fight.

                                                            Also I'm not a huge fan of the nighttime only bosses in general, I don't like dying to them, not because I don't want to get better, but because of how tedious it is to get back to the fight as you have to reset the time of day back to nightfall at the Site of Grace just to make an attempt on said boss. It's just tedious busywork that makes dying to the nighttime only bosses more annoying than it needs to be.

                                                            If you could choose the time of day that you went back to after dying instead of it being only in the morning I wouldn't have this issue.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Zero respect for this "boss" fight, poorly optimized animation timing. Not sure where From picked up the notion that spamming knock downs that empty your entire health bar equals a satisfying encounter. This problem didn't exist in previous titles, somehow double pursuer was more enjoyable.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I defeated him with the Shield Bash-Skill on my Greatshield. First try. And roll, when he is using his swinging attacks and double roll when he is doing his annoying sword drill thing. Just blocking will drain your stamina + nearly no windows open for attacks.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Got really mad at this dumb boss in Caelid so I had to sweat a bit. Pulled a 12+ dual swords one with frost and the other with bleed. Staggered him twice during the fight. Got his full moveset down but his slow attacks are really annoying. He also one or two shots me unless I increase equipment weight and wear heavy armor (was at level 76 and barely did damage).

                                                                  It wasn't really difficult but honestly, this is how the series devolved in terms of gameplay IMO. Insane range, wide swings, AOE and infinite stamina. It feels like a rhythm game and there is no sense of range or strategy. Very lazy way to make enemies harder.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I really like this boss
                                                                    It's not a huge monster with a wacky hitbox that runs around you so you can't hit it even with your longest weapon
                                                                    Nor it is a flying rat that poisons you and tries to make a one-shot grab attack every 5 seconds
                                                                    just a simple force-wielding dude with a three-meter sword who is also parriable, fair and legit

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Parrying works really well, takes two parries to riposte and use his sword dance as an opportunity for regular atatcks

                                                                      • i do love resting at a grace setting it to night waiting for clock animation to finish exiting out of the grace and then resting at the grace again exiting out again and then finally running to the boss to start the fight

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          At Warmaster's shack, you can use a summon if you lure him East towards the camp. Clear the 3 soldiers and dog on the camp outskirts first so they don't sneak up on you. When your summon draws aggro you can easily punish with weapon arts to win the fight.

                                                                          • For me, I could spawn the hunter at Church of Vows without traveling anywhere or talking to the turtle.
                                                                            I used the grace to wait until night. Got up (only worked if I got up). Then I used the grace again to wait until morning.

                                                                            I wonder if they intended for it to be like this-- kind of BS if so.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I had more trouble with the Caelid one than with the real boss at Shaded Castle lol! FromSoft def gave up on these and went "how can we make it difficult?", *dev does a line of coke* "Just add another zero to the damage tooltip LMAO!".

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                These are so stupidly implemented. So you have to wait at this specific grace point until night. Then when you notice the guy isn't in the shack, rest again -- but don't pass time. Then walk in the shack. Then he'll appear. What's the point of making something so obtuse like this?

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Just use parrys, jump attacks, dodge rolls, and a +10 or more lightning Claymore. Dude wasn’t ready for the slicing.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    He did this spell once where he created large pool of blood underneath us, which reduces hp and causes bleed... basically his own zone
                                                                                    I don't see it being mentioned here

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Definitely one of the more unfair enemies of the game.

                                                                                      Aside from an extremely large health pool, defenses, and especially damage, he's extremely dangerous to fight at close range.
                                                                                      Several of his abilities have a slight delay, making it very easy to get hit by him. It also doesn't help that his weapon can hit at
                                                                                      a very far distance, something that he can and will spam.

                                                                                      His recovery time is also deceptively fast. You'd think not, and by all rights it really SHOULDN'T be, but well, this guy doesn't
                                                                                      play fair.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        The Lurinia one- be careful, if you pull him outside of the church for room to fight, you might aggro skeleton men. I had this guy plus two of them at once, and they respawn unless you hit them during their white spawn phase. Altus one for that reason, flame grant me strength>rot breath then let him tick down.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          The limgrave can easily be trapped by the small wooden part of the house, just stay in front of him and attack with any weapon with good range (ex spear)

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Dragonbarrow one at level 108 was really tough. I fought him using a dual Uchigatana/Wakizashi build with parry on the Wakizashi. You gotta stay close to him. His melee moves are very telegraphed and you can parry them. If you get hit or miss thr parry, gain distance and heal. He's weekest at a close range, but get far enough and nothing can hit you. Then it's a matter of dodging clode until you can resume thr melee/parry fight. Difficult, but really satisfying to beat him like that

                                                                                            • The Caelid Bell Bearing hunter is straight up trololol material for melee, but with high enough damage powerstancing greatswords you can take some good chunks out with jump attacks - just need to be peachy-keen on the plethora of dodges you will be doing.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I'll try out flame of the redmanes and scarlet rot, as recommended in the comments, on the hunter that spawns in dragonbarrow later. Just out of curiosity, has anyone here fought him in Shaded Castle yet? I've been struggling to kill the weakest variation that spawns in war master's shack, and that fight is out in the open with plenty of room to roll and dodge.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  The Caelid version of this guy is one of the toughest enemies I've faced yet (level 113 currently) but melee combat with him using level 20 claymore may also be my most fun fight yet. His attacks are all telegraphed and once you get the rhythm down it's very satisfying punishing his misses. It also took me a while to learn that when you need to heal, you can back up far away from him with guard up until he can't reach you with his projectiles or dash.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Doing a sleep run and can confirm this guy can be slept. He does a long stagger when sleep is procc'd which allows for two two-handed heavies with Sword of St. Trina which is usually enough to break his poise. Riposte with Misericorde, repeat.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I am convinced the one in Caelid scales with player's level. Fought him at lvl 60, two-shot me, came back at lvl 100 with almost twice as much health and it two-shot me again. The amount of dmg he did with same attack would've one shot me back when I try him at lvl 50. FromSoft sometimes plays dirty.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Alright, after trying and failing (numerous times) with different things like poison and thrusting weapons I had to use the tried and true CHEESE.
                                                                                                        What cheese you may ask? Why flame of the redmanes of course!
                                                                                                        With this simple trick, you too can defeat this dastardly bell bearing hunter whilst taking no damage! Hit with flame of the redmanes till he's stunned, crit him, and repeat till you win.
                                                                                                        Remember friends, honour matters not in a world that does not respect it.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Basically for all iterations:
                                                                                                          - Apply rot with Rotten Breath incant
                                                                                                          - Barricade shield, poke 3-4 times
                                                                                                          - Keep moving away and to the side to circle around the respective shack/church and not aggro enemies in the area
                                                                                                          - Re-apply rot when needed
                                                                                                          - Don't get hit! :P
                                                                                                          - Profit

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            “Attack from an elevated position” is bad advice for mages. Dude has no problem with heights actually.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I'm at leyndell royal capital, so not exactly starting fresh with a brand new build I haven't put any levels into yet, or had limited AoW to choose from, I wasn't using an early game weapon with no upgrades, and I can use some pretty decent incantations to buff myself or weapon. I hadn't tried one of these bosses until last night, I'd assume the bell-hunter that spawns in the war-master's shack in limgrave to be the least powerful of them, and it easily killed me six times in a row, five of those deaths were fair and square, one was caused by me getting cornered inside the war-master's shack and unable to move while he "cheesed" me. It really surprised me how strong he is and how hard he hits at what would be most players first encounter with him. He gave me much more trouble than I was expecting. Seems like one or two aren't getting him to spawn, at war-master's shack I advanced time to night, then fast travelled back to the grace check point outside the shack, he spawned for me every time, but inside the shack, at first I was running around outside thinking he would spawn in at a certain area, but its only when you go inside that he starts to spawn, the air around where he is spawning in has a reddish tint when he is on his way.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                It is easy to parry most of his attacks with a buckler or one of the enchanted shields since he telegraphs his attacks in advance. If you fail a parry, back off and wait until he begins his next combo to try and parry him again.

                                                                                                                I think his glowing attacks and shield slam are the only ones that can’t be parried but I might be wrong.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I beat him when he got stuck on the railing on the house's porch and his pathfinding got him stuck running into it. Pelted him to death with arrows. Cheesy Peezy

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    After a dozen deaths, I had to completely cheese the one in Dragonbarrow. Loaded up on great arrows, made him spawn, used Torrent to jump on the roof, and patiently whittled him down as he walked back and forth.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      best cheese... sneak up behind him and do poison mist. he has no idea your even there and just gets poisoned and dies. (its a boring and dog way to do it but if your having heaps of trouble and your sick of it, this is the go)

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I just ****ing cheessed the caelid one, got on the roof the shack with torrent and slam them black flame balls on the ****er ass, got me sick

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          His "Red Sword Swing" attack seems to be able to headshot you, or possibly hit multiple times in one swing. I was getting occasionally one shot by it at 40 vigor with heavy armor (on the dragonbarrow one).

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            As a faith caster, just stay the **** away and throw fire at him while he's busy throwing his sword around in a long ass combo which you easily outrange with your spells. Much easier fight than melee.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Okay so i was fighting the bell bearing hunter in Caelid, and he did the move where he charges the red sword horizontal slash (which i do not see in the attack list), so i run away to make space to heal, then the sword shoots out in a very glitchy looking way mid horizontal red sword attack, in a manner similar to the red sword swing (the mid range one), hitting me immediatly, then he did a shield slam without his sword in his hand, and then resummoned the sword in what usually is behind the player (although i was even further so i wasn't in range to be hit), and then the fight continued like normal until i bested him.

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